The freshmen on the defensive line have done a lot of screwing up in fall camp. At least, if you ask Aidan Hutchinson.
But it’s not entirely a bad thing.
“Obviously, they’re screwing up a lot in practice, which is expected, and you gotta let them learn from their mistakes,” the sophomore defensive end said. “But you can also ease that transition into helping them with some little things, but for the most part they just gotta learn from what they do, you gotta do the things, you do them wrong and that’s how you learn.”
The Michigan men’s soccer team had just 12 days to prepare for its season opener. So coach Chaka Daley tried to engineer as many challenges as possible.
Most exhibition matches for power conference teams are designed blowouts against far-inferior teams. Not for the 24th-ranked Wolverines, though. They played on the road at Cincinnati and Akron, both moves designed with upcoming games in mind.
CAPE COD, Mass. — Jesse Franklin smacked a single, then motored into second on the throw home.
Waiting for him there was none other than Jack Blomgren. Reunited briefly with his Michigan teammate, Franklin took the opportunity to mess around with Blomgren.
Franklin and Blomgren are two of three Wolverines who headed to Cape Cod for summer ball after their second-place finish in the College World Series. Franklin plays outfield for the Brewster Whitecaps, Blomgren is an infielder with the Wareham Gatemen and left-hander Angelo Smith pitches for the Orleans Firebirds.
John Beilein was the veteran coach who filled his bench with younger, up-and-coming assistants. For new coach Juwan Howard, it was the opposite for his first hire.
It had long been rumored that Howard, a young coach with no college or head coaching experience, was looking for a veteran head coach to join his staff, and Howard has now found that person in former St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli, according to a report from NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Shortly after coach John Beilein left Michigan to become the coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Yaklich, too, is gone after accepting a position as an assistant coach of the Longhorns, per a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Yaklich was first rumored to be interviewing for the job on May 16.
Just a month ago, shortly after losing to Texas Tech in the Sweet Sixteen, the Michigan men’s basketball team began popping up on “way too early” top-10 lists.
At that point, there was no reason to doubt that the Wolverines would be a top-level program. But that was before guard Jordan Poole and forward Ignas Brazdeikis decided to stay in the NBA Draft. That was before top recruit Jalen Wilson decommitted. That was before Hall of Fame-worthy coach John Beilein left for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
And regardless of what the future holds, Beilein will always be remembered as the coach who brought Michigan back to soaring heights, the coach who firmly implanted a new culture and the coach who did things the right way — in every sense of the word.
John Beilein will leave Michigan to become the new coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The news has also been confirmed by a Michigan spokesperson, who had no further comment at the time.